If you have a bottle of baby oil in your bathroom closet, you might want to grab it and start using it! You will be surprised all the different unique uses for baby oil! I wanted to share some 11 of the most popular uses for it. It always seemed like a bottle of baby oil would last a lifetime, because a little goes a long way! Now with all these different uses, you might use it more often than you think!
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11 Frugal Ways To Use Baby Oil
Shaving: This is my fave! Some of you may know this one already, but using baby oil to shave with really helps with preventing nicks, and leaves your skin super soft. It moisturizes your skin really nicely! The only thing to watch for is if you use it in the shower, make sure to wipe tub, because it can leave the tub a little slick.
Soothing After Shaving: To prevent little bumps and redness you can apply baby oil after shaving for a soothing effect. Yes men can use it too!
Soap Scum Build-Up: Here is a great tip, that beats using a cleaner. If you have shower doors that are building up with soap scum try this tip! Apply a little baby oil to your doors, and it will repel the soap scum and preventing sticking. The oil repels it, which is really neat. You do need to start with clean shower doors!
Cradle Cap: Here is a good one to know for anyone that has a little one! To get rid of cradle cap faster, just massage a little oil on the scalp then wipe it off. The baby oil does a great job of loosening up and removing the flakes.
Removes Dried Paint: Painting is fun, but I have never been the cleanest at it! If you are like me and find dried paint on yourself, you can apply a little baby oil and rub it around to remove the stuck on paint! It works like a charm. I used to scrub so hard my skin would be red trying to get that paint off, but not anymore!
Stuck Zipper: If you have a zipper that isn’t working as well as you would like. Put a tiny dab of oil and work the zipper up and down. This will help the stuck zipper work properly again!
Bye Bye Frostbite: I find this use really unique! If you are prone to colder weather where you live, cover your exposed skin with baby oil to add a layer of warm! You can do your face, ears, hands, legs, whatever you have exposed to the cold elements. This is supposed to help protect your skin from the frigid weather.
Moon Sand (Playtime Fun): Okay, if your kiddo is bored and you are looking for something fun to do, create moon sand! Just take 4 cups all purpose flour and 1/2 cup baby oil and mix well. It will be hours of fun for your little one! It is similar to a play doh with a little bit of a different texture.
Ring Stuck on Finger: If you have a ring that is stuck on your finger, use a little baby oil. This will help it to slide right off. I have also used dish soap, both work wonderfully!
Removing Bandages Easier: Sometimes when you pull a bandages off it really hurts. Well here is a tip to help ease the pain. Apply a little oil on the sticky parts of the bandage, and let it sit for a minute or two. Then then when you go to remove it, it will be loosened up and not hurt!
DIY Sugar Scrub: Here is a great way to make your own DIY sugar scrub. The sugar will exfoliate your skin and the baby oil really adds a lot of moisture leaving your skin silky smooth. In a jar mix 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar, 1/4 cup baby oil, and 1/4 cup body wash. Mix well and store in sealed container. Use when you shower or bathe for smooth skin!